So it’s no surprise that film making might be a little slower of a process for me. Before cooking, you need to gather all the ingredients. I am still gathering ingredients for this film. Yesterday I filmed an interview with Todd Borseth, owner of Borseth Insurance and Real Estate Agency in Ewen, MI to talk about what private land is available around the area for those who are about to lose their camps plus the cost of buying property and building a new camp. And to get his perspective as a local business owner what these leased camps mean to the economy and the people who have them.
Key ingredients I need right now are interviews and information from UPPCO, the company that originally leased the land to camp owners. I spent yesterday calling around trying to find people who worked for UPPCO and were involved with managing the leased camps and involved in the sale of the land to the National Forest. I found one gentleman who retired many years ago but does not want to be on camera. He did give me some good information over the phone. Sadly the main gentleman who worked on the sale for UPPCO passed away years ago. I left a voice-mail on the phone of UPPCO’s Ishpeming office to find someone who can give me information.
Tomorrow’s mission is to transcribe more interviews, make some phone calls and write some emails. I took this week off work to get back into the swing of film-making. Once the interviews are all transcribed and a few more interviews filmed, I can start mixing all the ingredients I have so far and hopefully cook up something good. I will still gather more to spice it up in case it’s a little bland. Listening to my ingredients so far, I don’t think that will be a problem.